MISSING: 49-year-old Carol Ota, last seen November 7

Ota suffers from bipolar disorder and is in need of her medication.

In Los Angeles, police and loved ones are asking for the public's help in the search for a woman who has been missing since last week. Carol Ota was last seen in the Westchester area on the morning of November 7.

49-Year-Old Missing Female

According to the Los Angeles Police Department Missing Person's Unit, Ota was last seen in the 12000 block of Juniette Street around 7:00am last Friday. She suffers from bipolar disorder and is in need of her medication.

Carol is described as a 49-year-old Japanese female with grey hair and brown eyes. She stands 5 feet 3 inches tall, weighs about 140 pounds, and wears prescription glasses. She was driving a 2008 White Mazda Wagon with the license plate 6BPV839.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is urged to contact Missing Person's Unit Detective A. Mercado at (213) 996-1800 or (877)527-3247. During non- business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247).

Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477. Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.

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